Viola Burmeister Obituary

Viola E. Burmeister
Viola E. Burmeister
Viola E. Burmeister

July 3, 1931 - January 29, 2012
Born in Prairie City, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Viola E. Burmeister, 80, was called home to Heaven on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Taylor House Hospice, following a courageous two-year battle with complications from ovarian cancer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Evangelical Covenant Church, 2625 Hubbell Ave. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the church, with burial at Chapel Hill on Merle Hay Rd.

Viola was born July 3, 1931, in Prairie City, IA, the daughter of Edward and Sarah Kinart Beyer.She graduated from Monroe High School in 1949. She married Charles F. Burmeister on August 5, 1950.They lived in Des Moines, where they raised their four children.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; and her sons, Timothy in 1980, and Thomas in 2004.

Viola is survived by a son, James (Nancy) of Waterloo, IA; a daughter, Julene (Robert) Glasgow of Dacula, GA; a daughter-in-law, Carol Burmeister of Indianola, IA; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her brothers, Harold (Wilma) Beyer, Harvey (Marlene) Beyer, both of Monroe, IA, and David Beyer of Otley, IA; a special adopted family, Eric and Rebekka Hoddenbagh; and five adopted great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or Evangelical Covenant Church.


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Evangelical Covenant Church
2625 Hubbell
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evangelical Covenant Church
2625 Hubbell
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
10:30 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
2:00 PM